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Environmental Horticulture

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Editorial Team

  • Wagner Vendrame - Editor
  • Dean Kopsell - Chair, Approver
  • Paul Roberts - ICS Editor

RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Pruning, Harvesting and Maintenance of Florida-Friendly Edible Landscapes

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Maintaining an edible landscape using the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) principles provides a practical approach to food production in the home environment. Integrating pest management strategies, addressing nutrient deficiencies, proper pruning techniques, timely harvesting, and mulching are all practices that contribute to having a healthy edible landscape. The audience for this new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is Floridian homeowners attempting to grow edibles, such as vegetables, fruits and herbs. Written by Rachel Gutner, Tina McIntyre, Tiare Silvasy, Hamutahl Cohen, and Esen Momol.
Released On: 08-24-2022

Soil Health and Fertility of Florida-Friendly Edible Landscapes

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Maintaining an edible landscape using the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles provides a practical approach to food production for homeowners and landscaping consultants. Integrating practical pest management strategies, addressing nutrient deficiencies, proper pruning techniques, timely harvesting, and mulching are all practices that contribute to a healthy landscape. This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department provides homeowners with key Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ concepts and tips to enhance the health and fertility of soils while protecting the environment. Healthy soils result in improved production yields, beautiful landscapes, and a more resilient environment. Written by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, and Esen Momol.
Released On: 08-24-2022

Common Media Used in Hydroponics

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without using soil. In hydroponics, plants can be grown either directly in a nutrient solution (water-culture) or in an inert media (media-culture). In media-culture, the type of media is critical to the success of plant production. Designed for hydroponic beginners, this new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department will cover the basic properties of media and specifically discuss media commonly used in hydroponics. Written by Morgan Pinkerton, Brianna Whitman, Hannah Wooten, and Celina Gomez.
Released On: 08-22-2022

La Grama Zoysia para Patios de Florida

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

La grama zoysia se introdujo en los Estados Unidos desde Asia y proporciona un césped atractivo en gran parte de los Estados Unidos. En los últimos años han ingresado al mercado nuevos cultivares de grama zoysia con una mejor resistencia a insectos, un establecimiento acelerado y un mejor rendimiento en general. Written by J. Bryan Unruh, Marco Schiavon, Alex J. Lindsey, Kevin E. Kenworthy, L. E. Trenholm, and A. Fernanda Arévalo Alvarenga, and published by the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department, July 2022.
Released On: 07-18-2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias: Seed Propagation

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is written for Florida nursery operators, landscape professionals, and individuals interested in propagating their own begonias. This guide goes into detail on how to multiply begonias via pollination/fertilization. Written by Julian Ginori, Heqiang Huo, Zhanao Deng, and Sandra Wilson.
Released On: 05-17-2022